New York, December 11, 2019 – New York Life Investments is proud to announce that Lauren Goodwin, Economist and Multi-Asset Portfolio Strategist, and Alexandra Wilson-Elizondo, Managing Director and Portfolio Manager at Mackay Shields, won the fifth annual Markets Choice: Women in Finance Awards (WIF) in the “Rising Star” and “Excellence in Fixed Income” categories respectively.
“Lauren and Alexandra exhibit the trailblazing qualities of high-achieving women in finance with their leadership, dedication, performance, and investment acumen,” said Yie-Hsin Hung, CEO of New York Life Investment Management. “We are thrilled that they were recognized for their accomplishments and are so proud of the example they set for women at New York Life Investments and across the entire financial services industry.”
Goodwin, who is responsible for research, macro analysis, portfolio strategy and asset allocation for New York Life Investments’ Multi-Asset Solutions team, was recognized as a “Rising Star.”
Wilson-Elizondo, who oversees approximately $7 billion in assets for the firm’s Global Fixed Income team, was recognized in the “Excellence in Fixed Income” category. She was also recently recognized by Business Insider as one of the Rising Stars of Wall Street.
About Markets Choice: Women in Finance Awards
The Markets Choice: Women in Finance Awards (WIF) program recognizes the most talented and accomplished women in multiple categories across the business of finance. WIF nominees come from a range of areas within the financial sector – including buy-side and sell-side trading desks, institutional investors, wealth managers, securities exchanges, technology providers, corporate finance, venture capital firms and start-ups.
About New York Life Investments
With $581 billion in Assets Under Management* as of September 30, 2019, New York Life Investments is comprised of the affiliated global asset management businesses of our parent company, New York Life Insurance Company (New York Life). We offer clients access to specialized, independent investment teams through our family of affiliated boutiques. We remain committed to our clients through a combination of the diverse perspectives of our boutiques and a long-lasting focus on sustainable relationships.
New York Life Insurance Company (www.newyorklife.com), a Fortune 100 company founded in 1845, is the largest mutual life insurance company in the United States** and one of the largest life insurers in the world. Headquartered in New York City, New York Life Insurance Company’s family of companies offers life insurance, retirement income, investments and long-term care insurance. New York Life Insurance Company has the highest financial strength ratings currently awarded to any U.S. life insurer from all four of the major credit rating agencies***.
*AUM includes assets of Investment Advisors affiliated with New York Life Insurance Company as of September 30, 2019. AUM for Candriam and Ausbil is reported at the spot rate.
**Based on revenue as reported by “Fortune 500 ranked within Industries, Insurance: Life, Health (Mutual),” Fortune magazine, 5/16/19. For methodology, please see http://fortune.com/fortune500/
***Individual independent rating agency commentary as of 7/30/2018: A.M. Best (A++), Fitch (AAA), Moody’s Investors Service (Aaa), Standard & Poor’s (AA+) The financial strength of New York Life Insurance Company applies only to its insurance products and not to investment products which are subject to market risk and fluctuation in value.
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